brothercyst: new edition of a great novel

Friday, August 04, 2006

new edition of a great novel

Interesting - it appears that a new edition of James Salter's A Sport and a Pastime, one of my favorite novels, is about to come out.

It has an introduction by Reynolds Price.

The cover of the new one is a little sluttier than the old one.

I reread my old copy recently and it was as good as I remembered. It's not for everyone though - it has no plot, it is rambling, it is opaque, and it is about nothing but sex and senses (to which the title refers; it's a quote from the Koran, "Remember that the life of this world is but a sport and a pastime.")...



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